Longtime Local Company Rebrands, Prepares for Holidays in the Mountains
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HOLIDAY AMBIANCE – With five acres and hundreds of garden and nursery items, the magic of the holidays comes alive at Camelot Gardens and Gifts in Montrose. (Photo by <a href="http://tellurideimage.com/"><b>Brett Schreckengost</b></a>)
HOLIDAY AMBIANCE – With five acres and hundreds of garden and nursery items, the magic of the holidays comes alive at Camelot Gardens and Gifts in Montrose. (Photo by Brett Schreckengost)
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MONTROSE – Camelot, the legendary city of King Arthur, was regarded for its cultured elegance and peaceful milieu. Montrose’s Camelot Gardens seek to do the same, suffusing the region’s homes and backyards with beauty and serenity.

“Once upon a time, and not that long ago, Camelot Gardens was two miles south of town, and I was constantly being asked why we wanted to be so far out of town,” says Camelot Gardens owner Sheree Wanner, who opened the company in 1994. “As we all know, our south area has developed immensely over the past four years, and I am now in the middle of town.”

Keeping pace with the rapidly growing and changing Montrose community, Camelot Gardens is also growing and changing. “It is imperative we keep ourselves fresh and competitive, maintain our quality of service and product line, and support our community,” Wanner says, explaining that the concepts of change and development are synonymous in Camelot’s gardens, and characterize the next step for Camelot Gardens and Gifts. This year, the award-winning garden center and gift shop re-brands, adapting to a growing marketplace.

Working with local Montrose designer Lu Anne Tyrrell, Camelot Gardens combined the elements of southwest Colorado – the columbine, Colorado blue spruce and aspen leaves – and incorporated them with the San Juan Mountain range. Local sign companies reworked exterior signage and vehicle lettering, and a local website designer revamped and “ramped up” the new site HYPERLINK "http://www.camelotgardens.com" www.camelotgardens.com.

With over five acres and hundreds of garden and nursery items to choose from, at any time of the year a stroll through the nursery reveals an oasis in the mountains. Camelot’s greenhouses are home to more than 2,000 varietal trees, over 1,200 varieties of annuals, 600 perennials, hard-to-find tropical foliage, blooming cacti, a plethora of patent roses and select flowers, and Camelot’s trademark hanging baskets. All create a part of Camelot’s outdoors-inspired magic.

This time of year, Camelot Gardens and Gifts blossoms with a special ambiance inspired by the holiday season. The magic of the holidays comes alive with dozens of theme-decorated trees, as well as live trees, fresh cut Fraser firs, and a bounty of poinsettias, ornaments from around the world, and unique and ornate gifts.

Camelot Gardens and Gifts is located at 16612 S. Townsend Avenue in Montrose; 970-249-6109 or camelotgardens@montrose.net.
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